Review: Separated by Jessica Frances (In Midsummer #2)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Enticing Journey Book Promotions.

I have been itching to read this book ever since I finished the In Midsummer series starter, Stranded, and I couldn't have asked for anything better than what Jessica Frances served up in Separated. The books MUST be read in order, so if you've yet to read book one, this is where I caution you about proceeding with reading this review. I may inadvertently mention something that may most likely turn out to be spoiler-like. Consider yourself warned! However, if you don't mind taking that aforementioned risk, I'd gladly invite you to continue reading, with a not-so-thinly-veiled hint that you get a move on and read these books already because they're fab!

Separated picks up pretty much where Stranded left off. Whatever Conner Sherwood and Rocky Green had going has come to an end, and while the latter has his regrets, the former may have already moved on, what with the attention of a certain Hollywood hunk solely focused on him. As much as it pains Rocky, he's got a lot on his proverbial plate and he meant it when he said that his daughter would always be his number one priority. He already knows what it's like to be in a committed relationship and to have that person walk away without a single glance backwards. But when Conner becomes the target of threats, Rocky goes in full-on protective mode, and not merely because he happens to be Midsummer's grumpy sheriff either.

From the mystery to the romance and everything in between, I adored every single thing about this book. I loved seeing the progression of Rocky and Conner's non-relationship into something worth exploring and venturing into. I also was all in when it came to how Conner was assimilated as part of Rocky and little River's family. Of course, we can't ignore the notable townsfolk of Midsummer and all they have to offer. If this place were real, it would be on my list of places to visit before I die. As far as figuring out who was behind the threats and misdeeds, well, I was stumped, which is a rarity, so kudos to Jessica Frances for being as stealthy as she was with this story. And the ending? Gah! Things are a-changing for Rocky, Conner, and River, and I can't wait to see where this author takes me next! Five stars for Separted.


Read my reviews for the In Midsummer series:

Stranded (book one) - five stars - My Review

Separated (book two) - five stars - My Review (posted above)


Date Read: 06 July 2020

Learn more about Jessica Frances.

Purchase Separated on Amazon.


  1. Thank you for such an awesome review! I'm happy you're enjoying this series so much! I really appreciate your support! <3 <3


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